Snapper Trolling Lure

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Snapper Trolling Lure

Post by philhaz » Mon May 01, 2017 6:26 pm


I was hoping some of you more experienced fishos could recommend a couple of lures to tow behind my yak. I would be hoping to pick up a Snapper or maybe a Kingy. I will just be trolling around bays and headlands with water 6 to 15 metres


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Re: Snapper Trolling Lure

Post by unsinkable2 » Mon May 01, 2017 6:41 pm

8m RMG scorpion. 125 or 150mm. Redhead tends to be the go-to colour.
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Re: Snapper Trolling Lure

Post by missingdna » Mon May 01, 2017 7:03 pm

go Quantas!!!!

troll First Class

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Re: Snapper Trolling Lure

Post by BigGee » Mon May 01, 2017 7:59 pm

missingdna wrote:
Mon May 01, 2017 7:03 pm
go Quantas!!!!

troll First Class
Absolutely ... Rapala CD9 or larger in Qantas Colour ... can be doing a couple of k an hour and they still hit it.

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Re: Snapper Trolling Lure

Post by Fishane » Mon May 01, 2017 8:45 pm

When I'm trolling those sort of depths my goto lures would be a sebile koolie minnow 118LL and a rapala taildancer TDD9 or 11. Best colours for the koolie are pilchard ND2, O or natural shiner. In the taildancer I've done well on blue or silver flash and flash perch.

If at the shallower end around 6m the TDD7 and berkley 10cm/4m silver black frenzies also go well.

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Re: Snapper Trolling Lure

Post by nezevic » Mon May 01, 2017 9:17 pm

I'm with fishane. Coolies all the way. Rmg are a brilliant lure but towing an 8m diver is like pulling a drogue

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Re: Snapper Trolling Lure

Post by Cav » Tue May 02, 2017 6:12 pm

Another vote for the koolies here.
102LL in LV is my pick of them.
Upgrade the hooks to singles or decent trebles, the ones they come with are shit

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Re: Snapper Trolling Lure

Post by Alby » Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:47 pm

I've always had success with 8m rmg scorpion. Red Head is good, and other colours also work. Some days though they only want soft plastics, so keep in mind if they're not taking hard bodies, try a softy. Something else to bear in mind is to add 2m to you're diver's stated depth so that you make sure you clear the bottom. I've had so many snags once it gets down to 1m or so over the stated depth. :)

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Re: Snapper Trolling Lure

Post by Lazybugger » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:09 pm

Yep koolies, rmgs and also atomic hardz shiner dd's.

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Re: Snapper Trolling Lure

Post by mingle » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:14 pm

Berkley Mungo shallow, medium and deep divers in mackerel, pilchard and mullet pattern are great.

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